The announcement came on World Autism Awareness Day.
By Franki Rudnesky, nbcchicago.com
Pennsylvania’s Sesame Place has become the first theme park in the world designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC), saying it has committed to special training for workers and assistance for families with children on the autism spectrum.
The Langhorne, Bucks County-based park, which opens for its 38th season on April 28, announced this week that staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training had been completed, allowing for the park’s distinction as a CAC.
CAC designation by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) requires the park to provide ongoing training — every two years to be exact — to team members so they have the necessary skills and knowledge to interact with families that have children with special needs, specifically on the autism spectrum.